Behind The Butter

five things of utmost importance

1. I’ve been planning out my birthday outfit for over a week now. I’m thinking this top with skinny jeans and sparkly shoes? Or would sparkly shoes be too much? Wedges, perhaps? But not with skinny jeans….?

I need help, people. Dexter just doesn’t give me the constructive criticism I need when we do our nightly fashion shows.

2. Ashley made me a birthday cake! Mint chocolate and I can’t wait to put it in my face at my birthday pizza party tonight. Maybe if we’re all really nice she’ll put the recipe on her blog! Pretty please?

3. I’m taking on a brand-new-top-secret-super-fun project that I can’t tell you about yet! Sorry, that was really mean wasn’t it? I promise deets as soon as I can though!

4. I want a snuggie for my birthday. There. I said it.

5. I decided that my 26th year will be the year I finally get serious about skincare. I don’t really have problem skin anyway, but the fact that I’ll be thirty in four years is setting in, so yesterday I spent ten minutes staring at the anti-wrinkle night cremes at Whole Foods until I walked out with this one. It’s like putting a fruit smoothie on your face…in the best way possible.

So…….wedges or heels? The question remains.

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  • Heather
    June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Oooh I’m going wedges…the heels are hot but the wedges are probably the cutest I’ve ever seen!

  • Angharad
    June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    One vote for wedges. Mainly because I want them but also because I think they are the winning choice 🙂 Happy birthday week!

  • heidi
    June 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    heels! wear them any chance you get!

  • Dani Eats Veggies
    June 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Sparkly shoes! If you can’t do sparkly shoes on your birthday, then when can you?!

    • Katy
      June 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      I agree! It’s your birthday, go with the sparkly shoes!! They’re neutral, so you can wear them with anything and they’re super cute! The wedges are super cute too, but you can wear those anytime. 🙂 Happy Birthday!

      • Ella
        June 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

        agreed! Heels!! it’s your birthday, darnit!

        • Susan
          June 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

          Another vote for sparkly heels!

          • Rachel
            June 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

            Sparkly heels! That’s what you bought them for!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    June 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I always prefer wedges. Need to check out that skin cream. Looks awesome

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    June 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I think you can totally pull off wedges with skinny jeans, but those pumps are pretty fabulous…

  • Jackie
    June 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Wedges, hands down. With these I’m in love with my JCrew chinos and I wear them almost every day.

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    June 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I personally wear wedges most often but I think the sparkly shoes are the top choice. It’s your BIRTHDAY, after all! Do it up!

  • Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two
    June 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Go for the heels! They are adorable and perfect for a birthday girl 🙂

  • Chloe (South Beach Girl)
    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I love the heels you bought, and what a better occasion to wear them then your birthday? Skin care is definitely important – I just started wearing night cream when I go to bed, although I do get wary of skin cream that has too many scary ingredients, maybe you could do a post about that?

  • caitlin s.
    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    girl! it’s your birthday! WEAR the sparkles with the skinny jeans.

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Those wedges are super cute. I’d wear those!

    I got a Snuggie for Christmas 2 years ago and I love it. You should get one!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I LOVE sparkly shoes, but with that top I think I’d go wedges. With skinny jeans!

  • Caitlin
    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Wear the heels. It’s your birthday!!!

  • KindraC
    June 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    My vote is for sparkly heels…because it’s your birthday and really, what other occasion is more appropriate for ridiculously gorgeous shoes?

  • Diana
    June 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Sparkly heels. Everyone deserves a little sparkle 😛

  • Stephie
    June 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    PLEASE wear the sparkly heels! You’ve had me dreaming about them since you first mentioned them in your airport post (yes, I have a problem, I admit it), so if you don’t wear them it would such a let-down…

  • Kelly @foodiefresh
    June 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Definitely the sparkly heels! It’s your birthday so you need to be flashy. But I’m drawing the line at a tiara. 😉

  • Fraise
    June 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I love the heels, but I am not sure about how sparkles would go with the pattern of the blouse. So, my humble contribution to the debate: go for the wedges if you wish to stick to the top, or pick up the heels and change the top.

  • Maura
    June 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Another vote for wedges, but only because they’re better with that top. I actually vote you find a top to perfectly accentuate your sparkly heels, because those things rock, and yes, it’s your birthday.

    But really, whatever you decide, you will look great! 🙂

  • Penny
    June 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Sparkly heels. Hands down. 🙂

  • Courtney
    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Go for the sparkles!! The wedges are amazing but it is your birthday after all and who doesn’t want to wear those amazing heels! It will set you apart as the birthday girl 🙂 I love love love the top choice! Happy “sparkle heel wearing” birthday!

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I think sparkly heels with maybe a diff top??? If you must wear the top, then I would agree the wedges are the way to go. Thanks for the face creme recommendation. I will have to check this stuff out. Looks fabulous!

  • Sahar
    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    We share the same birthday! I’m turning 23 and I’m so excited 🙂

    I vote sparkly heels + skinny jeans – it’s your birthday so you might as well go all out!

  • Anne
    June 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    JENNA! The sparkly heels!!! You have to be super fancy on your Birthday!!!!!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    June 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Sparkly heels, hands down! DO IT BIG. GO BIG OR GO HOME. And some other “big” cliche. But I feel the glitter heels!

  • jenna
    June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    SPARKLY HEELS!!!! but do tell us where those wedges came from i’m dying to know!

    you better recap your pizza party too 🙂 🙂 it sounds amazing mint chocolate cake and pizza??? can i come!?

    and YOU NEED TO OWN A SNUGGIE!!! it’s mandatory for cozy book worms! you will love it!

    • jenna
      June 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Banana Republic 🙂

  • Maris (InGood Taste)
    June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Love the wedges! Happy Birthday!

  • Kari
    June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Heels!! I LOVE them and they will be super cute with some dark skinny jeans. I do LOVE the wedges tho…

  • Jessica
    June 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I agree with Fraise that the wedges look better with that top – summery and dressy without being toooo dressy. BUT what I would really do (if I were you) is the sparkly heels with skinny jeans and a simple, nice (long?) black or cream tank top.

    I think you were too excited when you first got them *not* to wear them for your special day (all day!). But I know you will do what feels right the day of….
    Happy early Birthday!

  • betty@runbetty
    June 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I love that pair of wedges! I tried them on at BR about a week ago, and they made me wish I hadn’t given up wearing heels…sigh.

  • Errign
    June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    with that top, I love the wedges. With a plain black top, I’d go sparkly.

    Love Derma-E. Their fruit smoothee collection is great too, but I’m currently loving the tropical moisturizer with spf. 🙂

  • lauri (
    June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Sparkly heels!! Its your bday and they are sooo cute!!

    Dare I admit, I sold my snuggie at our last yardsale! It was too big and took up too much room in our linen closet. I refer blankets made from sweatshirt material…

  • Lauren Z.
    June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    With that particular top, I would say those adorable woven wedges! Casual yet chic, breezy and easy. If you opt for a fancier schmancier top, totally go the sparkly heels! 🙂 Happy Birthday Jenna!! I love reading your blog every day! 🙂

  • Patricia
    June 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Hi, french reader here ! I vote for heels (they look fabulous)… and wedges after midnight !
    Happy birthday – Joyeux anniversaire !

  • jenn
    June 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I say ditch the shirt and find the heels!

  • Sana
    June 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Wedges! The top is super casual!

  • Katie (Life Discombobulated)
    June 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    SPARKLY SHOES!!!! The wedges would be adorable with that outfit, but it’s your BIRTHDAY. The sparkles are a must. 🙂

  • Sasha
    June 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I think skinny jeans and sparking shoes and perhaps a different top?? But I really like the wedges with the shirt!!!

    And its your birthday! Those sparkly shoes will make you feel great!!
    I looked online to try to buy a pair – turns out cant ship to Canada! Enjoy them! They are great 🙂

  • Nicole
    June 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    HEELS!! Sans question. With that top and skinny jeans, yes please. You will be the most perfect of birthday girls dressed like that!!!!!

  • Ktpell09
    June 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Sparkly shoes. No question with skinny jeans. 🙂

  • Chelsea
    June 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    wedges with that shirt (which is really cute). Skinny jeans will be fine.

    If you do the sparkly shoes (which rock), then wear the skinny jeans and a black top.

  • Jen
    June 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I can spend way too much time in the cosmetics section of Whole Foods if I let myself. It’s dangerous territory for me…but then again, every isle at Whole Foods is dangerous territory for me.

    I say go with the sparkly heels. It’s your 26th birthday…you should be the flashiest girl in the room! Think of it this way…which shoes would you be most likely to wear on the average day? The wedges, probably. Birthdays are not average days! BE SPARKLY!

  • Keely (Sky Blue)
    June 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    OK the wedges are adorable but I have to vote the heels. They’re hot and sparkly and it’s your birthday!! And I believe in hot and sparkly on your birthday.

  • Emily
    June 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I say heals!!! I love them, it’s your birthday so anything goes!! I’m not sure I like the top but it could work..skinny jeans are a must as well! Happy birthday!! I love your blog!:)

  • ashley
    June 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm


  • Stephanie
    June 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Sparkly heels!! Love them!

  • Julie
    June 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The wedges definitely! They are super cute!

  • D
    June 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm


  • Sara C.
    June 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Always heels on your birthday!! But my advice is to have your best friend wear the wedges and switch shoes if you change your mind 1/2 through the night. 🙂

  • Lisa
    June 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    oooh I say heels!!!

  • Cara Brook
    June 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Okay I just had to comment on this one, team WEDGES right hur! Those are cute! I was at old navy today and had to literally run away(imagine that lol) from all their cute wedges for fear of buying them all 🙂 ps. happy birthday!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Those heels are fabulous and are made for those skinnies!! Let Dexter wear the wedges.

  • Joanna@DrizzleofSunshine
    June 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I just got back from a week of dancing in Vegas and if you would’ve asked me before.. I would’ve said SEXY HEELS. Now being back and nursing my blisters and sore footsies… I will beg you … WEDGES!!

  • Rachel @ Rach Runs
    June 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    SPARKLY HEELS! A girl should ALWAYS have something sparkly on on her bday! You’re the centre of attention; dress like it!

  • Amber
    June 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm


  • carin
    June 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Sparkly heels with simple top & skinny jeans!! That top is cute with the wedges for another summery occasion, too!

    Speaking of skincare, do you recommend a cleanser or have tried anything natural?

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    June 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Wedges! They’re so summery!

  • Allison @ The Delicious Life
    June 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    The wedges would be really cute and summery (and possibly more comfy?), but there is something SO special about wearing heels! I think whatever you feel the most fabulous in. It is your one special day of the year, after all!

  • Michelle
    June 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Sparkly shoes! It’s your birthday…live it up!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I looove your sparkly heels, but I’m going to have to go with the wedges. They look like they’ll go perfectly with that top!

  • VeggieGirl
    June 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm


  • M
    June 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Put on your sparkly HEELS and say hello to your next 25 years in
    style and pizazz!
    I think you should wear sparkly heels when you turn
    and 101! 😉

    You are nice and young so kick up those heels birthday gal!!!

  • Avery
    June 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I just can’t imagine buying those beautiful heels if you don’t wear them ON your birthday WITH the skinny jeans.. it’s a must.. a MUST I say!

  • Marianne B
    June 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    You should try …. everything is all natural and made by 6 sisters in Washington. I think you’d appreciate their products. They are QUITE awesome. Try the marigold miracle cream. Im turning 27 this year and decided its going to keep me looking young forever. 🙂

  • Mai
    June 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    with that top, definitely wedges.
    i love the those sparkly heels though. . different top? 🙂

  • Meli
    June 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Most definitly the sparkly shoes, you can never go wrong with sparkles!!

  • Chelsea
    June 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Heels! Jeans take away the “too much” factor, and it’s your birthday!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    June 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Heels…those sparkly numbers are just BEGGING for a night out on the town, with lots of wine and champagne and cake and wonderful times with friends and Adam. I mean, wedges are “cute” but you need va-va-voom, IMO. And those heels, they are that! 🙂

  • Jennifer H.
    June 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    It’s your birthday…wear the sparkly heels!!

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    It is your birthday! The day you were BORN. Wear the heels. The wedges are adorable, but wear the heels! They are FANTASTIC.
    I do agree with some of the girls above though, maybe a different top?

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    It’s funny you want a snuggie in June.

    I think both the shoes go well but the sparkly are special! I guess it depends on how fancy of a place your going…at least that’s how I’d make up my mind.

  • Honey
    June 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Go big or go home (sparkles all the way)!!! I say your special day warrants special shoes!

  • Lauren
    June 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wedges. Totally the wedges.

  • Sara P
    June 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I am a big fan of anything sparkly….I feel like they never get old! And I am 26 too….so let’s be twinkies!!! 🙂

    Happy early Birthday!! Hope you have a fabulous party tonight!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Heels! Those sparkly #’s are gorgeous. Have a wonderful Pizza Birthday party tonight!

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    June 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Sparkles makes any birthday celebration better – I vote heels.

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Julie
    June 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I was going to vote wedges until I saw the heels. They are fantastic. Definitely heels! Happy Birthday!

  • Ashley
    June 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Wear the heels! You bought em for your birthday, so wear them!

    What do you use on your skin anyways?

    Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! 😀

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    June 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Sparkly heels! If there’s any time to be sparkly, it’s on your birthday 🙂

  • Julie
    June 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Ha! I got a snuggie for my birthday 2 years ago. I love it!

  • Mary @ stylefyles
    June 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    GAh! Those heels are so cute, but I love the wedges too. I think I’d be giving you the same blank stare as Dexter. Oh, decisions…

  • Moni'sMeals
    June 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    If it is those wedges…then wedges!

    I hate heels, they kill my feet and body everytime. 🙂

  • Mama Pea
    June 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Sparkly heels. Mama says.

  • Karen
    June 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I vote for wedges, but I am not a heel girl, at all. Why not be super comfy and super stylish on your big day? Plus, those particular wedges are adorable, esp. with skinny jeans and that banana blouse.

    Dying to hear re. your secret project…please reveal soon!

    Happy almost birthday, Jenna…may 26 be your best year yet!

  • Pam
    June 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I vote for wedges with the gorgeous top!
    If you want to go with the sparkly shoes, you should switch up the top to something sexier!
    Happy Birthday (week)!!

  • cathy
    June 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    they’d both be awesome fun, so i say go with whatever your inner heart is telling you. by the time your next birthday rolls around, no one will remember, so pick whatever makes you smile and your heart sing on your birthday!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    June 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Wedges – always wedges. And I like wedges with skinny jeans!

  • Susie
    June 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Dexter is so freaking cute! *cat lady outburst*

    I agree with others who say wedges with the colorful top or sparkle heels with a single color top. And if you wear the sparkly heels, you could talk about your commitment to Sparkle Motion all night. After a few drinks I sure would.

  • Lindsay
    June 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Definitely the heels! I always feel like my birthday is the one day to wear something you wouldn’t normally would

  • Jess
    June 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    It’s your birthday – is there any other right answer but the sparkly heels?

  • Rachel
    June 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    That shirt belongs with skinny jeans, so my vote is defaulting to the sparkly shoes. Plus, the sparkly shoes are super cute 🙂 Go with the wedges if you change your mind and wear a dress.

  • katryn@rampantcuisine
    June 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Sparkly shoes are never, ever too much.

  • Meredith
    June 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    You gotta go with the wedges! I know the sparkly heels are way more “birthday-esque” but the wedges will fit the outfit better.

    You could always pair a summer dress with the sparkly heels!! (And then clap your heels together when its time to go home 😉 )

    Have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful birthday! And may all of your wishes come true 🙂

  • Pam C
    June 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I love the wedges, Jenna! Wear some cute little flats with your favorite skinny jeans! I am making one of your recipes…apple pie for one right now and I can’t wait to hear about your little surprise! Are you gonna be on the Food Network?? Anyways, Happy Birthday Sugarbaker!

  • Cristen
    June 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I vote for the sparkly heels! What better shoes to have on your feet for such a special day?!

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

  • Katherine
    June 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Definitely SPARKLES! Nothing it too much, especially on your birthday! 26 is a BIG deal 🙂 Closer to 30, than 20 – rock it!

  • Kerry
    June 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    The sparklers don’t go with that top, but the wedges will look great! Have fun tonight. If you are set on the sparklers then pair with a solid color top!

  • Daisy
    June 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    do whichever are more comfortable. for your 26th bday, I imagine a few drinks are in order. walk-ability is a key factor, I’m telling you!!

  • Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    June 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Wedges. All day. Because you can easily wear them…all day. Heels, though sparklerific, can be highly limiting. Especially if one wanted to engage in birthday dancing, frolicking and other celebratory shenanigans 🙂

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    June 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Heels for a dinner party, wedges for something outdoorsy! I love both, so you can’t go wrong. And skinny jeans go with everything 😉

    Have an awesome time and Happy Birthday!

  • Jenna
    June 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Its your birthday – HEELS!

  • French Heart
    June 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That top w/the wedges wd be very cute. If wearing the sparkly shoes–the shape of the top is cute, but would get it in a shimmery solid that relates to the shoes. Dexter looks SOOOOO cute! Can’t wait to hear about the project. Happy-getting-ready-for-Birthday!!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Those wedges are adorable. I want them now!

  • Emlod10
    June 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Sparkle on your birthday 🙂 maybe a different top?

  • Kris
    June 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I vote for the wedges. Those are super cute and perfect for summer!

  • Maria
    June 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm


  • Jaime
    June 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    SPARKLE heels but maybe a black top??? Wedges if you stick with the super cute floral top.! 🙂

    Happy almost Birthday! Getting serious about skincare now is a very good idea!!! Your future 35 year-old self will thank you! Haha!!! Moisturize, SPF (duh!), good diet and plenty of water are really the keys! Pay special attention around your eyes….thats where it started showing for me!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I vote for the heels!!!!! Sparkly heels on your birthday..? Um, yes!

  • Em
    June 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Girlfriend, you need to wear BOTH! Wedges for the day and sparkly heels for the night. It will be perfect! 🙂 My b-day is the 15th (next Wednesday). I stopped at TJ Max tonight after working to find a perfect pair of birthday heels. Haven’t found them yet…..


    Happy almost birthday, Jenna. We all love your blog and treasure you!

  • Erin
    June 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Sparkly heels— its your birthday! I mean, I wear a tiara every year for mine… and people LOVE it. Or at least I do, and that’s what counts!

  • Khushboo
    June 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Heels for sure! Wedges are more comfy but its your bday- time to pull out the big guns!

    I want cake!!

  • Prerna@IndianSimmer
    June 10, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Oh my gosh, looking at those heels I just almost screamed with excitement! I WANT that!!
    I choose heels over wedges hand down 🙂

  • megan @ the oatmeal diaries
    June 10, 2011 at 1:52 am

    It’s your birthday- I say go for the sparkly heels!!!
    On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been reading some of your old posts circa 2009 (so random I know) and really loved all your talk about yoga since I’m just starting to get into a regular practice! Are you still a hardcore yoga fanatic? I know your blog isn’t really about sweat and Green Monsters anymore haha but I was just curious!! 🙂

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    June 10, 2011 at 3:40 am


    Love the wedges, but I think you could fit them more easily into your everyday outfits, more than you could the heels. 😀

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 10, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Wedges! Definitely more of a summery look and it’s really in style now!

  • jane
    June 10, 2011 at 4:58 am

    its your birthday week-i hope you wore the skinny jeans and the sparkly shoes 🙂

  • Carissa
    June 10, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Love your kitty!

  • Urban Wife
    June 10, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Better late than never – HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!
    p.s. Wedges. Because that’s the way to go in summertime. 🙂

  • Casey
    June 10, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Wedges!! They are so adorable. Love the heels too, but I think the wedges are better with the top–and the top is super cute. Also depends on where you are going–if it’s not overly fancy, I’d do the top and wedges. I love skinny jeans and wedges together BTW. 🙂

  • Aimee
    June 10, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Totally go with the wedges, cute and perfect for summer. Do you have a cute pair of dark denim capris?
    Happy Birthday Week!

  • Samantha
    June 10, 2011 at 6:24 am

    birthdays = sparkles. if you gotta find another top, you gotta find another top, but you get to go as sparkly fancy as you want on your day!

  • Heather
    June 10, 2011 at 6:51 am

    You can wear wedges far more often than sparkly heels, but your birthday is an exception. Those heels would look great with skinny jeans!

  • Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner
    June 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Where are those Wedges from!?!?!?!

  • Kristina
    June 10, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I have those wedges in brown! Banana Republic yes? Anyways I vote for them… they are cute and super-comfy.

  • Laura
    June 10, 2011 at 8:05 am

    sparkly shoes are NEVER too much. 😉

    a birthday is the best occasion to wear something with sequins! go for it!

  • Bethany
    June 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Those sparkly shoes need to happen. When you’re done with them, I’d be happy to take them off your hands 🙂 I’ll be 26…eventually…and I mean you can never start to early preparing birthday outfits, right?

  • jenna k
    June 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

    the wedges would look really cute, but whether to wear wedges with skinny jeans is a case-by-case decision, in my opinion. and yes, it’s your BIRTHDAYYYY, so go with the heels!!

  • Susan
    June 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I love those wedges. I was bummed when I went to BR and they weren’t there. Oh, and I have two snuggies. I’ve named them after the people who gave them to me so it’s funny when I tell the BF that I’m going to snuggle on the couch with other men, especially when one of them is his brother.

    Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

  • Rebecca
    June 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

    A vote for the wedges, they’re always a winner!

  • Lauren
    June 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I love the wedges, but I’m going to vote on the sparkly shoes. They’re just way more celebratory!

    I too started to get serious about skin care when I turned 26 (about 2.5 years ago). In that span of time, my skin has improved dramatically — and I never really had problem skin. I highly recommend any of Caudalie’s products; they’re fantastic.

  • Lauren
    June 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    PS – Happy birthday!

  • Brooke
    June 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I would definitely go with the wedges! They are summery and fresh. The heels are hot but don’t mesh well with the style of top. 🙂

  • Molly
    June 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I so vote for the wedges. Looks better with the shirt.

  • Gina (Yogattude)
    June 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I LOVE the wedges, but I vote sparkles for your special day!

  • H
    June 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

    HEELS! Goodness of course the heels they are fabulous and SO perfect for a birthday!

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  • alex
    June 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The sparkly shoes are awesome, and it is your birthday, but i love the wedges too! One of each?!
    Have a great birthday and I’m with you…I need to really focus on my skin-care! I’m already behind!

  • Rebekah
    June 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Am I too late? Sparkly heels heels heels, I mean it is your birthday!!

  • Samantha
    June 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    With that shirt I would go for the safe option, the wedges, because the blue colors match. But, as Rebekah said, it is your birthday, so who cares about matching?? Go with the pink sparkly shoes and maybe bring a light pink clutch or something light pink in your hair just to carry the color. Or just wear the sparkles 🙂
    Have fun!

  • jaime
    June 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    SPARKLY HEELS! They are THE perfect birthday shoe.

  • Aileen
    June 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Sparkly heels for your birthday night! They are adorable. I love the wedges, but tonight is your night! Happy Birthday!

  • KaraHadley
    June 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Wedges go with the summery feel of the top, but it’s your birthday so if there’s ever a time to be over the top it’s now. Go with the sparkle.

  • Katrina
    June 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Wedges are so cute!

  • Liz
    June 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    SPARKLY SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s what you bought them for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liz
    June 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    HEELS! I cannot believe that this is a question! Your birthday is your day to go big!

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    June 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I hope you went with the heels!! It’s your birthday. And as a person two years your senior, I highly recommend Miracle Worker by Philosophy. Kind of expensive but worth every penny. 🙂

  • Kim
    June 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I hope it’s been a great one. Both outfits sound adorable. I love the idea of the wedges, but a girl only gets a couple chances a year to rock sparkly heels like that… I hope you went with the sparkle!

    26 was the year I got serious about skincare, my emergency savings account, and going to bed earlier. It all changes at 26. 😉

  • joy
    June 12, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I’m late (always) but I vote wedges – but why can’t you wear them with skinny jeans?